Police chief briefs Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell and McCarthy at the rally on September 18
Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.
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Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger will brief Congress leaders on security plans for an upcoming rally in support of rioters jailed during the deadly January 6 invasion of the Capitol, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC on Wednesday.
The September 18 event at the US Capitol, dubbed the Justice for J6 rally, takes place more than eight months after hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed this building, forcing Congress to leave and temporarily undo efforts to confirm President Joe Biden’s victory.
More than 600 people were charged in connection with the January 6 riots. Dozens have already pleaded guilty.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Has Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., And House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R- California, invited to her office Monday at 11:15 p.m. ET, will be informed by Manger, the person told CNBC.
The USCP declined to comment on “possible safety briefings”.
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Pelosi said at a press conference on Wednesday that briefings are already taking place “at the appropriate level” in the Administrative Committee of the House of Representatives.
She declined to go into details of security measures at the Capitol, but said there were “not necessarily” plans to reinstall fences around the building, which was erected after January 6th.
The rally for jailed Capitol rioters was organized by Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign worker, through Look Ahead America, a group that wants to push for “America First initiatives” such as “combating corporate censorship and ensuring voter integrity.”
The event is slated to take place on Saturday, at a time when there are likely to be few legislators on Capitol Hill.
Look Ahead America didn’t immediately respond to an email from CNBC.